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Dozens of films have explored Hitmen Movies. Here are 25 of our favorites.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Pulp Fiction
★★★★
★★★★
3.6 out of 4 stars

From Quentin Tarantino, starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis
Rated R

Pulp Fiction is a crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, and is considered to be a classic of the 1990s. The story follows the lives of two hitmen, Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta), who are hired to retrieve a mysterious suitcase. Throughout their journey, they become involved in various scenarios of blackmail, violence, and drug abuse. Meanwhile, the lives of their boss, Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames), and his wife, Mia (Uma Thurman), intertwine with the hitmen's story. In the end, all the characters find themselves in unexpected, often comical situations that leave them changed.

Léon: The Professional (1994)

Léon: The Professional
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Luc Besson, starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello
Rated R

Léon: The Professional is an action-thriller film directed by Luc Besson and starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, and Natalie Portman. The story follows Léon, a French hitman living in New York City, and his unlikely partnership with Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl who has been targeted by corrupt DEA agents. After Mathilda's family is killed in a drug raid, she begs Léon to help her get revenge and he reluctantly agrees. With Léon's mentorship, Mathilda quickly learns the ways of a professional killer and sets out on a mission to eliminate the DEA agents responsible for her family's death. Along the way, Léon and Mathilda develop an unlikely bond, and Léon finds himself forced to confront his own past and morality.

No Country for Old Men (2007)

No Country for Old Men
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson
Rated R

No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American crime thriller film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on Cormac McCarthy's novel of the same name. The story follows a hunter (Josh Brolin) who stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong in the Texas desert and discovers a suitcase of money. He is then pursued by an enigmatic killer (Javier Bardem) and a determined deputy (Tommy Lee Jones). As the hunter attempts to evade his pursuers, he is forced to confront the dark truths of human nature and the inevitability of death. The film received critical acclaim and won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

In Bruges (2008)

In Bruges
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Martin McDonagh, starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Elizabeth Berrington
Rated R

In Bruges is a dark comedy film directed by Martin McDonagh. It stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as Ray and Ken, two Irish hitmen sent by their London-based boss, Harry, to the Belgian city of Bruges to hide out after carrying out a hit. Whilst there, Ray takes in the sights of the idyllic city and finds himself strangely drawn to it, whilst Ken becomes increasingly frustrated and homesick. Complicating matters further, Harry arrives in Bruges and is determined to carry out judgement on Ray after a job gone wrong. With tensions running high, the men must face up to their sins and the consequences of their actions in the beautiful and strange city.

The Killer (1989)

The Killer
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From John Woo, starring Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Kong Chu
Rated R

The Killer is a 1989 Hong Kong action-thriller directed by John Woo and starring Chow Yun Fat, Danny Lee, and Sally Yeh. The story tells the tale of an honorable hitman, Ah Jong (played by Chow Yun Fat), who accidentally blinds a young singer (Sally Yeh) in a shootout and sets out to make things right. To do this, he must confront the same corrupt cop (Danny Lee) who hired him for the job and battle a relentless criminal underworld. Along the way, Ah Jong displays his trademark gun-fu and acrobatic stunts while engaging in spectacularly choreographed shootouts and car chases. Ultimately, Ah Jong's mission of redemption leads him to a grueling final showdown with the cop and a bloodthirsty gang of mobsters.

The Day of the Jackal (1973)

The Day of the Jackal
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Fred Zinnemann, starring Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel
Rated PG

The Day of the Jackal is a 1973 political thriller directed by Fred Zinnemann. Based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Frederick Forsyth, the film follows a professional assassin known only as "The Jackal" as he is hired by the OAS, a French far-right organization, to assassinate Charles De Gaulle, the president of France. The Jackal then embarks on a meticulously planned mission to execute the assassination. As the French police attempt to track down the Jackal, the film culminates in a thrilling finale as both sides race towards a deadly climax.

Fallen Angels (1995)

Fallen Angels
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Kar-Wai Wong, starring Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Charlie Yeung
Rated Not Rated

"Fallen Angels" is a 1995 Hong Kong crime-drama film written and directed by Kar-Wai Wong. It follows the intersecting fates of a disillusioned hitman, a forlorn female companion, and a disturbed gangster. The hitman, played by Leon Lai, is hired to do a hit on a former associate, but instead finds himself strangely drawn to the man's beautiful wife. Meanwhile, the female companion, played by Michelle Reis, attempts to find a new purpose in life after her lover leaves her. The gangster, played by Takeshi Kaneshiro, is a thief who falls in love with her, but is haunted by his previous misdeeds. Together, their stories unfold in a series of violent and poignant moments as they attempt to find redemption in a world of darkness and despair.

Collateral (2004)

Collateral
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Michael Mann, starring Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo
Rated R

Collateral is a 2004 crime thriller directed by Michael Mann and starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx. Cruise plays hitman Vincent, who has been hired by a mob boss to carry out a series of assassinations. Foxx plays Max, a cab driver who unwittingly finds himself in the middle of Vincent's mission. As the night progresses, Max becomes increasingly aware of the danger he is in while simultaneously trying to save his passenger from himself. With its intense action sequences, cleverly-crafted plot, and creative visual style, Collateral is an expertly crafted crime thriller that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.

John Wick (2014)

John Wick
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch, starring Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe
Rated R

The American Friend (1977)

The American Friend
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Wim Wenders, starring Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain
Rated Not Rated

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

John Wick: Chapter 2
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Chad Stahelski, starring Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose
Rated R

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Chad Stahelski, starring Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne
Rated R

Exiled (2006)

Exiled
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Johnnie To, starring Nick Cheung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng, Simon Yam
Rated R

The Hit (1984)

The Hit
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Stephen Frears, starring Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke, Terence Stamp
Rated R

The Killers (1964)

The Killers
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Don Siegel, starring Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager
Rated Passed

On the Job (2013)

On the Job
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Erik Matti, starring Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre, Joey Marquez
Rated Not Rated

Fulltime Killer (2001)

Fulltime Killer
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai, starring Andy Lau, Takashi Sorimachi, Kelly Lin, Simon Yam
Rated R

The Mechanic (1972)

The Mechanic
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Michael Winner, starring Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn, Jill Ireland
Rated PG

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

The Long Kiss Goodnight
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Renny Harlin, starring Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima, Craig Bierko
Rated R

The Iceman (2012)

The Iceman
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Ariel Vromen, starring Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco, Winona Ryder
Rated R

Run All Night (2015)

Run All Night
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Jaume Collet-Serra, starring Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D'Onofrio
Rated R

The Magician (2005)

The Magician
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Scott Ryan, starring Scott Ryan, Ben Walker, Massimiliano Andrighetto, Kane Mason
Rated TV-MA

Bangkok Dangerous (2000)

Bangkok Dangerous
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang, starring Pawarith Monkolpisit, Premsinee Ratanasopha, Patharawarin Timkul, Pisek Intrakanchit
Rated R

Vengeance (2009)

Vengeance
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Johnnie To, starring Johnny Hallyday, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Simon Yam, Suet Lam
Rated Not Rated

The Suicide Theory (2014)

The Suicide Theory
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Dru Brown, starring Steve Mouzakis, Leon Cain, Joss McWilliam, Matthew Scully
Rated R

 



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